Joe is the Supplier Diversity Director with the Atlanta Aviation Associates (A3). Under joint venture partner H.J. Russell & Company, Mr. Jackson leads the supplier diversity efforts for the Program Management Support Services program for the multi-billion dollar Hartsfield-Jackson ATLNext Capital Plan. He previously served in the same capacity for the H-JAIA Capital Improvement Plan (CIP). As one of the largest airport capital improvement programs in history, Joe’s primary engagement involves managing and supervising the reporting and monitoring, delivering technical assistance and training programs, as well outreach initiatives. One of his significant milestones was managing the previous $6.5 billion mega-project and achieving 37% or $1.6 billion contracted and paid to MWBE-DBE firms.
Mr. Jackson is also the President/CEO of the Greater Atlanta Economic Alliance (GAEA). In this role Joe administers programs designed to empower youth and increase the capacity and capabilities of small, female and minority disadvantaged enterprise businesses seeking to do business in the transportation, construction and related industries. The GAEA also serves as the USDOT Small Business Transportation Resource Center (SBTRC) Mid-South Atlantic Region, serving Georgia, South Carolina and Tennessee.
Joe is a former AMAC Board Member, Special Advisor and a multiple AMAC Award recipient including the AMAC DBE Opportunity award, AEC award, and 2015 AMAC Catalyst award. He also administered the 2014 AMAC DBE Analysis of AIP vs. PFC Funded projects, Martin Associates under former H-JAIA GM Miguel Southwell. Joe’s commitment to the greater capacity of the DBE business community also enabled him to administer the U.S. Airport Rental Car round table and research papers in 2007 under USDOT Secretary Norman Mineta and the OSDBU Director Sean Moss in support of the CFR 49 Part 23 Rental Car Concessions DBE program.
Mr. Jackson received his Doctorate from Concord Law School, Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Southern Mississippi in Mass Communication with a minor in Coaching Psychology. He has also completed executive leadership programs from Harvard Business School and Dartmouth College, Tuck School of Business in Hanover, New Hampshire.